Many consider Thomas Edison the inventor of the light bulb, but this world-changing invention has a long history. Since the 19th century, many have worked to create and improve the light bulb. Starting from the light bulb’s early development all the way up to its modern uses, this informative title will fascinate anyone who wants to know about the invention that lights up the world!
Not even a century ago, a computer took up an entire room. Today, a computer can fit inside your pocket! Over decades of technological advancement, the personal computer has shaped the world in ways that are still being determined. This powerful invention has changed everything from the way people communicate to how we entertain ourselves. With a series of fun facts, profiles, and a timeline, this title will fascinate anyone who has ever booted up.
Read all about it! The history of the printing press started centuries ago. Through the years, it has been used to share news, make books more affordable, and make information more accessible. And it still helps people communicate today! This title explores the history of the printing press, from its first use in the 1300s to uses tomorrow and beyond. Readers will use fun facts, profiles, and a timeline to learn all about how this life-changing invention got its start.
Images in stone like those on Easter Island are part of our historical legacy, but were they inspired by creatures from other planets? This gripping book examines the many myths and legends about the ancient past, searching for and finding facts about fascinating sites that include Stonehenge and the lost cities of Tiahuanaco and El Dorado.
A popular story tells of President Lincoln predicting his own assassination, but not knowing where or when it would take place. This intriguing new title from Crabtree examines real-life cases where dreams appear to have been predictions of events yet to happen. Scientists and believers in this phenomena explore whether we really can see into the future, or if these happenings are just coincidences.
The art of glass blowing has been around for over 4,000 years! Readers explore the history of blown glass, the tools and equipment that is used, and how it is still practiced today in this engaging nonfiction reader that features vibrant images and informational text.
In Great Wall of China, early fluent readers explore the mechanics behind this ancient engineering marvel. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about this wondrous wall. An infographic illustrates how the wall was built, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about the Great Wall of China using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Great Wall of China also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
In Hoover Dam, early fluent readers explore the mechanics behind this massive engineering marvel. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about this record-breaking dam. An infographic illustrates how the dam was built, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about the Hoover Dam using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Hoover Dam also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
In Pyramids of Egypt, early fluent readers explore the mechanics behind this ancient engineering marvel. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about these monumental structures. An infographic illustrates how the pyramids were built, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about the Egyptian pyramids using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Pyramids of Egypt also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
Explore the green customs of ancient civilizations, reflected in different aspects of their life. Nonfiction text is paired with graphic novel style fiction insets--perfect for reluctant readers. This volume focuses on Ancient China and its green practices.
Explore the green customs of ancient Egypt. This title is a part of a six-book series perfect for struggling readers. Features unique design of nonfiction text paired with graphic novel style insets. Engaging, humorous full-color illustrations. Green Lessons are at the end of the book.
Ancient civilizations are a rich source of environmental wisdom. This unique series explores the past and brings out the green lessons hidden in ancient life. This volume explores the green practices of Ancient Rome.
Explore the green customs of ancient civilizations, reflected in different aspects of their life. Nonfiction text is paired with graphic novel style fiction insets--perfect for reluctant readers. This volume explores the green practices of the ancient civilizations found in the Indus Valley.
When did dinosaurs rule the Earth? What were the biggest dinosaurs? Why did they die out, and how? In the story, The Land Time Forgot, dinosaur hunters find more than they bargained for.
Great Journeys looks at some of the greatest journeys ever made - starting with human beings' first great journey 150,000 years ago: leaving Africa. Find out who first discovered America, who reached the South Pole first (and who came second!). Then find out about the great journey to reach the Moon. The fiction story 'The Big Sleep' tells of a man who spends a hundred years asleep in space, on the greatest journey ever.
What is a disaster? Is being ill a disaster? What about 75 million dying in the Black Death? Find out what makes disasters happen before reading The Eruption to learn who to trust when a volcano erupts.
What goes on inside the Earth? What is the longest tunnel in the world? Do people really live in caves? Can you live, work, and shop - all underground? Could you really travel to the center of the Earth? Find out about fossils - and the bones of dragons! It's all in here. Then read The Railway Ghost, a story about what happens when the past meets the present - and you are facing death!
What do spies do? What do you need to be a good spy? Find out about some famous spies and how they sent their messages. Find out about secret codes, and some brilliant spying gadgets, from secret video cameras to night vision goggles.Then read The Secret Agent, a wicked story about a double agent: a spy working for one side but pretending for work for the other. What happens when he changes sides?
While on detention for disrupting a science lesson, Kenneth and Aleesa are transported to 1939 where they try to protect the privacy and even the life of Albert Einstein as he struggles to decide whether he should help build an atomic bomb to stop Hitler. Can they stop the Nazis from getting the atom bomb first?
In the early 1900s, a skull was found in England that many believed to be the "missing link." The strange prehistoric human skull "discovered" in England in 1911 was ultimately proven to be a hoax. The perpetrator's identity and motives, however, remain mysteries, which this book examines.
Explains what early civilizations believed about natural disasters; highlights notable eruptions, earthquakes, fires, floods, droughts, famines, and diseases, as well as two noted military failures; and recounts the end of the ancient world.
This book tells the story behind the developments for people to communicate with one another from across the street to across the country.
Describes the deepest part of the ocean, called the abyss, and explains how, with new equipment and technology, humans are beginning to learn more about the abyss and the creatures who live there.
Describes how a school bus carrying twenty children became stranded during a blizzard in Towner, Colorado, in 1931.
Although Comstock Lode made many people near Virginia City rich, it left a torn and tattered town. The lesson of the Comstock Lode legacy is that what people have done in the past affects people today. And what we do today can affect the world tomorrow.